Once Upon a Time, In a Land Favre, Favre Away

Forgive me for the cheesy title, but it does seem like ancient times when Brett Favre last didn’t start a game. Many will compare Favre’s streak to Cal Ripken’s, but I think it’s more impressive. Sure, Ripken played more games, but they were baseball games. Favre’s streak lasted 18 years to Ripken’s 16. Favre went from hero to villain, while Ripken’s image never changed. We’re obviously not big fans of Brett Favre here at Doin Work – Dyslecix’s wife was even rumored to be working on a guest post about her dislike for Favre as a follow up to her Erin Andrew’s piece. Believe it or not, though, there was once a time was Favre was universally liked. It got me thinking what else has changed since the streak began in 1992. I’m sure it’s been done on other sites, but here’s a look at the world in 1992, when Favre succeeded the great Don Majkowski in Green Bay…..

  • In his debut as a starter, he threw TD passes to Sterling Sharpe and Robert Brooks (remember those guys?) en route to a victory over the Neil O’Donnell, Barry Foster, Greg Lloyd, and Rod Woodson-led Steelers.
  • The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl – the Bills third of four consecutive SB losses, and the Cowboys first of two in a row over Buffalo
  • The Raiders and Rams played in the LA, the Cardinals carried the Phoenix name, the Oilers existed in Houston, and the Browns played in Cleveland before leaving for Baltimore and being replaced by the Cleveland Browns.
  • Steve Young was the NFL MVP
  • Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup over Chappy and I’s favorite video game team of all-time, the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays, who look like an all-star team on paper, beat the Atlanta Braves in the World Series. (After they defeated the A’s in the ALCS)
  • Dennis Eckersley was named AL MVP and Barry Bonds won his 2nd of 7 NL MVP awards
  • Shaquille O’Neal was drafted #1 overall by the Orlando Magic. (Fun Fact: O’Neal is the only remaining active player from that draft)
  • The Washington Wizards were the Washington Bullets, the Hornets played in Charlotte, and the Dallas Mavericks spent most of the season looking like a lock to break the record for fewest wins in a season. They had losing streaks of 12, 15, and 19; were 4-57 at one point, but won three of their last six to finish 11-71.
  • The Dream Team. Nuff Said.
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9 responses to “Once Upon a Time, In a Land Favre, Favre Away

  • Chappy81

    Nice one, I can’t remember if this commercial came out in 1992 or not, but something in your post reminded me of it for some strange reason. It wasn’t the Blackhawks part though haha!

  • tophatal

    mceezy


    Favre has become a caricature and sums up what’s entirely wrong with the NFL and its primadona athletes ! It’s always been about him and never about the team .

    tophatal …………………. 🙂

  • Ravenation, L.L.C. of North America

    This what I’ll say about this whole thing: As a Giants fan, I was very disappointed to learn that after an amazing ending to the Monday Night game between the Ravens and the Texans, Sportscenter went right to a broadcast of Brett Favre’s entire post-game press conference. How silly is that! There was this awesome game that ended just minutes before, in which the Texans had two 95 yard plus drives in the last ten minutes, sending the game into a dramatic overtime period in which they lose the coin toss, get the ball back and lose the game on a walkoff interception.

    How do you not go to the wrapup of that one immediately and listen to Greybeard talk about how he DIDN’T play? And all the while ignore the fact that every one of the Vikings’ offensive players got stomped on by that brutal Giants defense all night long.

    Meehan

    Check out my Week Fourteen Wrapup Piece: firstorderhistorians.wordpress.com

    • mceezy

      Sorry I missed that…. ESPN WOULD feature Favre as the top story for NOT playing. These days, the game OFF the field is almost bigger than the one ON it.

  • tophatal

    mceezy

    I think it only appropriate to devote this classic to Favre and the crew in Minnesota !

    The lyrics I think also identify with Brett and the boys . Wha’ ya think ?

    And there each morning he’s putting on his makeup .

    🙂

    tophatal ………………

  • Chris Humpherys

    The ONLY good thing about a potential NFL lockout next season is that we won’t have to listen to Brett Favre waffle on whether he’ll play.

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